Feb 242013

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction Review and Brochure

The  Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction is by far the most unusual machine in its segment. I’ve been complaining for years that Brother needs to come out with some multifunction machines that have higher toner yields and come standard with at least a 500 sheet tray. Finally with this model they have done that plus more. This machine features a 12,000 high yield cartridge, a 500 sheet cassette tray with the ability to had another, tons of mobile print features, WiFi, and easy to use touch panel, and the best and most important feature is that it has two scan units in the document feeder so it has single pass duplex scan technology.

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction photo

 On this multifunction machine Brother has taken a lot of the features you find in larger more expensive  multifunctions  and put them in an affordable machine just about any small to midsize business can  purchase. With its 42 page print speeds, paper handling capabilities of up to 1,050 sheets, network printing, duplex print, copy, and scan, and a monthly duty cycle of 5,000 pages these machines are great for small to midsize offices with multiple users. Up untill to get a machine with all these unique features you had to buy an expensive large size copier that could cost several thousand or more. Brother has built something very unique here and it could be big business if it catches on. For those consumers wanting all the features of a large multifunction machine like a Ricoh, Sharp, Konica, etc… but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg and spend hundreds a year for a maintenance contract this is a machine that you must consider before taking the plunge.

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction Specifications

Print TechnologyB/W Laser Technology
Consumable TypeToner Cartridge & Drum Unit
Max. Black Print Speed (ppm)42ppm Black
Print Resolution (maximum dpi)Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)500-Sheet Input Capacity
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets)LT-5400 (500 sheets)
Multi-purpose TrayYes (up to 50 sheets)
Duplex Printing CapabilityYes
Standard Interface(s)Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
USB Direct Interface/PictBridgeYes/No
Standard Memory (MB)128MB
Optional Memory (MB)Yes (max. memory up to 384MB)
Printer Driver CompatibilityWindows ® & Mac OS ®
Mobile Device CompatibilityAirPrintâ„¢, Google Cloud Printâ„¢, Brotherâ„¢ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, and Wi-Fi Directâ„¢
Emulation(s)PCL6  & BR-Script3, IBM Proprinter, Epson FX
Secure Print FunctionYes
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle100,000 printed pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡1,000 to 5,000 pages

Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction  Brochure

I gave this a machine a five star rating because you can’t   find another  machine  that can do what this does for its price range. I honestly can’t think of reason not to buy this machine. Really about the only reason would be 11X17. Hopefully that is Brothers next step. Anyway, for more information and specifications click on the Brochure link above this paragraph. If your thinking about making a purchase  or want  more reviews click on the link below for more details.
Brother MFC-8950DW Multifunction